Hidden Truths

Hidden Truths (HM6UU)

Location: Chicago, IL 60614 Cook County
Country: United States of America

N 41° 55', W 87° 38.072'

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The Chicago City Cemetery and Lincoln Park, Then and Now

The 1852 funeral for David Kennison was the most elaborate Chicago had ever seen. The City paid all expenses, and donated 2 cemetery lots, intending to erect a monument on his grave. That never happened. The legend of his exploits grew to unfeasible proportions. His Boston Tea Party fame, military achievements, and his claim to have lived to the age of 115 years are disputed today. This boulder, installed 50 years after Kennison's death, is likely two blocks north of his actual burial site in what was then the Chicago City Cemetery.

This two-part project by Pamela Bannos continues on the internet: http://hiddentruths.northwestern.edu
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HM NumberHM6UU
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Year Placed2008
Placed ByNorthwestern University CIRA and URGC Research Grants
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 10:08am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16T E 447380 N 4640718
Decimal Degrees41.91666667, -87.63453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 55', W 87° 38.072'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 55' 0.00" N, 87° 38' 4.32" W
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Area Code(s)312, 773
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1939-1949 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60614, US
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